Hilton Ruiz’s family and friends are reaching out for assistance in
getting the Internationally acclaimed artist back to New York for treatment. In
that effort, an after-work benefit jam session will be held in Hilton Ruiz’
honor to assist the family with the enormous medical expenses. Confirmed guest
performers include Zon del Barrio (7 pm) joined by saxophonist Ivan Renta &
vocalist Frankie Vasquez; Chembo Corniel and Chaworo (9 pm) and Willie Martinez
& “La Familia Sextet” (10 pm).
The event will be held Tuesday June 6, 2006 @ 6 p.m. – 12 midnight Doors
Open @ 5 p.m. LQ’s, 511 Lexington Avenue (between 48th & 47th Streets). New York, NY.
Suggested donation: $20Other confirmed guest artists include the following:
* Luisito Quintero,
* Andrea Brachfeld,
* Robert Glasper,
* Annette Aguilar,
* Andy Gonzalez,
* Papo Vasquez,
* Craig Harris,
* Grady Tate,
* Pete Nader,
* Sweet Sue Terry,
* Mark Whitfield,
* Avery Sharpe,
* Terry Burrus,
* Ben Lapidus,
* Bobby Sanabria,
* Dario Boente,
* Bill Sims, Jr.,
* Ray Mantilla,
* Chaney Sims,
* Norman Hedman,
* Gary Bartz, and
* Poet Papoleto
Hilton Ruiz’ music and videos will be playing.
Musicians wishing to participate in “A Benefit Jam Session for Hilton
Ruiz” should call Event organizer Eddie Rodriguez at 917-678-6695 to be placed
on the Musicians Guest list.
If you wish to make a donation directly to the family, you can deposit a
check to the name and account of Hilton’s daughter:
Chase Bank: Act # 711211359
Her Phone # 201-925-6416 (Please leave message if she doesn’t answer)
“Hilton Ruiz’s condition remains the same; he continues to be in a coma
and is on life support.” said promoter Eddie Rodriguez. While there were rumors
that Ruiz was brutally assaulted near Borbón (Bourbon) Street, the New Orleans
police claims that it was accident.
This event will help pay for the huge medical expenses involved with
transporting Hilton to a New York Hospital via an Ambulance Plane. Although
unable to transport Hilton right away, his doctors will release him for
hospitalization in New York once his condition is more stable.
This event is sponsored by LQ’s and Latin Works Music. All donations are
to be made payable to Aida Ruiz (check preferred). For further information call:
Latin Works Music 917-678-6695.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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